Lifting Our Vioces: Ending Child Marriage in Malawi Discussion

What happens to the 46.9% girls who are married before the age of 18 in Malawi?

If you haven't seen this video it is quite informative as well as being moving. Imagine being a girl of fifteen forced to marry a man who is at least six years older than you. You get pregnant and have to drop out of school because your husband wants you home. You get no education and are 5% more likely to die in childbirth than if you had been older. Your child is born and you see it is a girl. Your daughter seems to have no hope of getting out of this viscous cycle. But then AGALI comes to help girls by changing the society. For example, raising the legal marriage to 18 and changing the practices that promotes child marriages. To empower the girl is to develop the country.

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Comment by Genny L on March 20, 2012 at 10:16pm

Click Here for a link to the video! You need to watch it!

Though times are hard and a bright future seems distant, women in Malawi, like Catherine Kauka, still find amazing hope and resilience. Her optimism is truly inspiring; let us and organizations like AGALI help bring her dreams to fruition!

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